Law-5001 Law Office Management: 1 hours
The focus of this course is on the organizing, marketing and management of a law practice with emphasis on solo practice and small firm. This course assists students in determining their compatibility with solo practice and its demands. It develops an awareness of the requirements of setting up and running a law practice and the costs associated with operating a law practice. Each student is required to produce a business plan. The course combines lectures (including from outside speakers) and class discussion. The course focuses on the business and practical side of law practice. The course grade is based on attendance, class participation, assignments and the final paper, which is a financial plan for an initial one-year period. The course covers introduction to the practice of law, law firm organization, legal fees, planning and marketing, administrative systems and procedures, financial management, and technology in the law office.
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